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... softly, of course.  Because I'm in no position to be telling you what you should be doing.  Of course not.  Because you have more respect for yourself than that.  Get where I'm going with this?  It's funny, in times of reflection you'll often hear people rediscovering a drive to further themselves, perhaps a craving for change within, or the polar opposite - expressing a desire to slow down.  But how often do you hear people discussing their self-worth?  How often do we ask ourselves: do I value myself?  It's a deep question, I know.  But it's worthwhile asking yourself this - and preferably before the lockdown ends and we're all thrust back into the real world like a slap to the face with a wet fish.  If you're prepared to get a little deep with me, read on...
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These thoughts stemmed from reading Self Love & Spiritual Alchemy, a self-help book I'm still (happily) working my way through, before most likely starting from the beginning again!  Sometimes all it takes is a different perspective and for someone to ask you a difficult (albeit important) question.  So, let me be that person for you: how is your self-worth?  And more importantly, why?

''Self worth is the opinion you have about yourself and the value you place on yourself.''

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There are so many different ways to find your answer to this question.  However, something I've found very useful to focus on, is whether you're constantly putting people before you - and to your detriment.  There's being kind, and then there's simply not valuing yourself.  This isn't about confidence, and it's not about control.  It's about loving yourself as much as you love other people.  So, the million dollar question: how do we improve our sense of self-worth?  I'm only at the beginning of my journey, but I've shared some suggestions below to help get you thinking... 
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The further I delve into the topic, the more I realise how a lack of self-worth can trip you up much more than you realise with your life goals.  Likewise, only good things can come from improving your self-worth.  These unsettling times do have a silver lining: less noise and less input.  It's time to focus on you for you.

So, I'll ask you again: how is your self-worth?

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With love,

Gabrielle x